John W. Donahey

John W. Donahey

John W. Donahey in January 1961
53rd Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 12, 1959  January 14, 1963
Governor Michael DiSalle
Preceded by Paul M. Herbert
Succeeded by John William Brown
Personal details
Born (1905-08-16)August 16, 1905
New Philadelphia, Ohio
Died March 5, 1967(1967-03-05) (aged 61)
Columbus, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gertrude Walton (1930–1967; his death)[1]
Relations A. Victor Donahey (father)
Children John W. Donahey, Jr.

John William Donahey (August 16, 1905 March 2, 1967) was an American politician of the Democratic Party, who served as the 53rd Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1959 to 1963.[2][3] Donahey died at Grant Hospital in Columbus in March 1967 of a heart attack.[4]

Donahey's wife, Gertrude Walton Donahey (August 4, 1908 – July 11, 2004) served as Ohio State Treasurer from 1971 to 1983. Donahey was the son of prominent Ohio politician A. Victor Donahey.[5]


  1. "Lieutenant Governors Of The State Of Ohio: 1852 - Present". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  2. "State Officer Under DiSalle Is Dead At 61", Athens Messenger, Friday, March 03, 1967, Athens, Ohio, United States Of America
  3. "Gertrude W. Donahey". Ohio History Central. Retrieved August 23, 2010.

Political offices
Preceded by
Paul M. Herbert
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
John William Brown

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